Fragment of a tunic, probably a sleeve band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 13 x 23.5 cm (5 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Yellow wool on which are woven bands of dark neutral brown wool with a guilloche design and crosses woven with yellow wool and natural-colored linen. The frame consists of connected loop-like motifs. The size and the shape suggest that this was used as a sleeve band.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly